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UCLA Medical School Secondary Application Prompts

By May 23, 2019 June 15th, 2019 Secondary Essay Prompts

UCLA medical school secondary application

UCLA Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2018 – 2019
 
  1. Describe your involvement in the one most important non-academic activity in your life. (800 char)
  2. What has been the one most unique leadership, entrepreneurial or creative activity in which you participated? (800 char)
  3. What has been the one most important volunteer work you have done and why was it meaningful? (800 char)
  4. Has there been or will there be a gap between achieving your last degree (baccalaureate or other degrees post baccalaureate) and the expected time of medical school matriculation? (300 char to explain if yes)
  5. What is the one most important honor you have received? Why do you view this as important? (300 char)
  6. What has been your most scholarly project (thesis, research or field of study in basic or clinical science or in the humanities)? Describe one and give number of hours, dates and advisor. (300 char)
  7. Describe a problem in your life. Include how you dealt with it and how it influenced your growth. (500 char)
  8. Section to enter major work experiences, with 4000 char. to explain each experience.
  9. Is there any hardship to which you would like the committee to give special attention in evaluating your application? If yes: Please explain. Include any geographic, language, economic, academic, physical, or mental factors: (500 char)
  10. Where do you see yourself post-graduate education? What experiences have led you to this goal? (500 char)

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  • Try to submit your secondary applications within 2 weeks of receiving them.
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UCLA Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2017 – 2018
  1. The University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine strives to ensure that its students become respectful physicians who embrace all dimensions of caring for the whole person. Please describe how your personal characteristics or life experiences will contribute to the University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine community and bring educational benefits to our student body. (1000 characters)
  2. Is there any further information that you would like the Committee on Admissions to be aware of when reviewing your file that you were not able to notate in another section of this or the AMCAS Application? (1000 characters)
  3. Why have you chosen to apply to the University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine and how do you think your education at University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine will prepare you to become a physician for the future? (1 page, formatted at your discretion, upload as PDF
UCLA Medical School Secondary Application Essay Prompts: 2016 – 2017
  1. Describe involvement in the ONE most important non-academic activity that has been important in your life? (800 characters)
  2. What has been the ONE most unique leadership, entrepreneurial or creative activity in which you participated? (800 characters)
  3. What has been the ONE most important volunteer work you have done and why was it meaningful? (800 characters)
  4. Has there been or will there be a gap between achieving your last degree (baccalaureate or other degrees post baccalaureate) and the expected time of medical school matriculation? (yes or no). If yes, please explain. (800 characters)
  5. What is the ONE most important honor you have received? Why do you view this as important? (800 characters)
  6. What has been your most scholarly project (thesis, research or field of study in basic or clinical science or in the humanities)? Describe one and give number of hours, dates and advisor. (800 characters)
  7. Describe a problem in your life. Include how you dealt with it and how it influenced your growth. (800 characters)
  8. List major paid work experience during (or since) college. Give dates, description, approximate hours worked (list the most recent first). (800 characters)
  9. If there is any hardship to which you would like the committee to give special attention in evaluating your application, then check the box labeled ‘Hardship’ and briefly explain why you are indicating a hardship. Include any geographic, language, economic, academic, physical, or mental factors. (800 characters)
  10. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What experiences have led you to this goal? (800 characters)
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